All KS3 students have one PSHCE lesson per fortnight, in addition to the PSHCE covered in the tutor programme. It brings together personal, social and health education, work-related learning, careers, enterprise, citizenship education and financial capability and includes the statutory Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Health education.
PSHCE lessons are taught by a variety of St Katherine’s teaching staff. They are coordinated by Ms Huzzey and also include some sessions led by specialists from the community.
What students will be studying in Years 7-9
Transition and Personal Safety
Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside school,
Health and Puberty
Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, and FGM
Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries
Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies
|Identity and Relationships Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, and ‘sexting’,||
Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices, and first aid
Substance Abuse, Peer Influence and Gangs
Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to drug use;
Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, substance misuse, and gang exploitation
Families, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and
Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception,
the risks of STIs, and how sex is portrayed in the media
Year 10 and 11 have PSHCE covered during tutor time, core Philosophy and Belief lessons and during special off time table events.